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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Manager
Published Every Monday and Thursday by the Lano County Pub
RATES OP SUBSCRIPTION.
One Year. $1.50 Six Months .75 Throe Months
Advertising Rates Furnished on Appltciition.
Mombor of tho Stato Editorial Association.
Member of tho Willamette Valley Editorial Association.
And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfiold.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, NOVEMBER, 1C, 191G,
LUMBER APPEALS FOR AID
According to President R. H. Downman of the Nntional
Lumber Manufacturers association, tho condition of tho lum
ber business in the United States "has been for the past eight
years one of progressive demoralization. Practically little or
no profit has been made during that period'."
This situation President Downman goes on to stato, is due
to over-production and uncontrolled competitive conditions.
At one of the recent hearings before the federal trade com
mission the statement was made, and not contradictd, that tho
railroad industry which has been in the past one of the largest
consumers of lumber in the United States, has not been nor
Jnally in Uie market at any time since 1907.
Ten per cent of the lumber production of this nation
was until the war in Europ began shipped to foreign markets.
This, for a time practically ceased, and is just beginning to
show signs of a revival, but it cannot reach anything like Its
former proportions so long as the war lasts.
General depression throughout the whole country put
a stop to building operations throughout the country and gen
eral municipal legislation against mill construction fostered
by representatives of steel and concrete almost put an end to
what little market remained.
That excellent economic periodical, The Nation's Busi
ness, furnishes some interesting facts and figures. It says:
"The lumber industry ranks first, in the number of em
ployes engaged, of the manufacturing industries of the United
States. More than $$1,000,000,000 is Invested exclusively in
American sawmill plants (of which there are 48,000) and their
accessories. This does not include the standing timber, or raw
material, which Is generally purchased in sufficient quantities
to insure the running of the plant for fifteen or twenty years,
that Is, if the expenditure of building the plant is to be justi
fied. These bring the figures up to two and a quarter billions.
This ??2,250,000,000 invested in the lumber business, involves
the employment of 695,000 men, upon whom approximately
3,475,000 people depend."
This is the great industry that just now needs help and
the federal trade commission has been appealed to remove
certain restrictions and afford some advantages.
A summary of the "helps" which have been suggested
by the lumbermen themselves follows:
1. Some means for securing a minimum selling price not
Jess than the cost of production.
2. Establishing a real American merchant marine to
competae with tonnage under foreign flags.
3. Some consideration of Canadian competition.
4. Witholding government stumpage from the market as
much as possible.
5. Co-operative exploitation and selling of lumber at
home and abroad through sales companies.
The importance of these matters can be better understood
by the ordinary reader when it is rebembered that 80 per cent
of the gross price of lumber delivered to any one of the great
consuming districts of the United States goes to' labor, farm
products and transportation.
ARE YOU EDUCATED?
(The West, Florence, Oregon)
A professor of the University of Chicago has evolved a
series of test questions for the educated which, he avow3, are
the best tests of a real education. If you can answer "Yes"
to all the questions you are truly educated, the professor says.
Here are the questions:
Has education given you sympathy with all the good
causes and made you espouse them?
. Has it made you public spirited?
Has it made you a brother to the weak?
Have you learned how to make friends and 'keep them?
Do you know what it Is to be a friend yourself? ,
Can you look an honest man or pure woman in the eye?
Do you see anything to love in a little child?
Will a lonely dog follow you in the street?
Can you be high-minded and 3iappy in the meanest
drudgeries of life?
Do you think that washing dishes and hoeing corn is just
as compatible with high thinking as piano playing or golf?
Are you good for anything yourself?
Can you be happy alone?
Can you look out on the world and see anything but dol
lars and cents? ;
Can you look into a mud puddle by the wayside and see a
can vou see anvtmncr in th nnririin tint min ?
i ' - " w vv 4
MUST PROVIDE A MARKET
, I nere Js one big problem that faces the people of Spring
field, aud that is the problein of supplying a market for the
products raised in this vicinity. Let us reiterate:
EVERY PRODUCING COMMUNITY HAS A RIGHT'
TO EXPECT THE NEAREST TOWN TO FURNISH r
' THE PRIMARY MARKET FOR ITS PRODUCT. " '" .,
. T,here are a niinibesr of conditions that make it difficult;
SPtfngfield. to furnish the market for the products raised
In tll8 vicinity. In tho first plnco, bo many of tho residents ,
have their own garden, chicken yards and cows, 'that tho de
mand for other products is very limited; Thon, too, thoro la n
public market In Eugene, where there Is n brisk demand for
farm products. These things make it dlillcult for tho local
farmers to find n near by market, aud without n central
agency for tho gathering of sizeable shipments, thoro Is little
clmuco for the shtppor to make profitable sale. What Spring
field should do is to co-operate with the.Grahgo and farmers
not members cu that body to tho end Unit a market may bo
found for all that Is produced about Springfield.
THE VALUE OF A VOTE iTELECRAM TALKS OF
Public men rarely fail to cast ! UKfcAT DISCRIMINATION
their ballots. Thoy have too I
much occasion to seo how public 1 This Is tho way tho Portland
business Buffers from thn innt-'rivi
. , , rnve uwuquvo nt vi uiuiiio
tentlon of the average citizen. I r . . , ... .
Also it would suggest their own of tho nrC8Cul fr0,ht ruto co'"
lack of civic virtue, if thoy failed troversy:
to tako all nosslblo nalns to oxer-; n i...n n.
else tho suffrage. lumber-mills of Portland by tho
.Most presidents have Urns :Southorn Paclflo wU1 bo ox,fosctl
iKKS'S: "to hearing of the Interstate
r.v " i i "; ,,, " : ,, .. commerco commission next
,1 VL Til I n.,tnm h a ft.ll" 0W tll SOUthom Pad-
ed the usual custom this fall, ui...i i ...m. .i.
. . . .. , ,, i.i; ou miiicu i uiuuiiu mints iu uu-
whon he travelled three times wiOD i v. n-VL
to Now .Tersnv. to vote nt. tlin nil- ""i"""."
0iiff i ,1 iuruui bo wini me rnuronu woum
SSn WZ& f !securo th0 business of transpor-2-
J , S 2"SiA t,0. onjoyed this fro ght
r ;;r.h wiX ! r. some ir, years is to be laid
The average citizen takes1 n is dimeult'to'convlneo Port
these duties lightly. He would lfU J 'f, UI J c 'J r"
Snv Km? wliSlrS fot Bom SerS nVothKud
any length whatever to cast a.ti. vnnttn n n n .
vote. lie may forcet the clos- 7 r.r " " "r,r'f ".V
inc nour in ins own town. nnu - n. nm .... ,..
vlQit Mm nnlln TTn enninlnliiH I ' inilillllOiy I JHO H,IUHSt t HIS
bltterlv of 'n mont Innffl ' ?. 1 0U ml
"v; ' V" r Willc" "s noi ueen inauo clear.
doilar'srth oitimo to supri ASth!
suchSmScv0 Wrk aga,n8t iKS firaSatK
SUA , f uie than nvnm.e pn lumber others; are
. , ... . ., , T prune 10 susncci inai inero 18
Intelligence was talk ng about , ersonnl i ,nucnco at
this the other day. "I always I .i ii. i. r If" "..iV :
i, ir. r ' "'"V" "uo wuavu uiu ouuineru
nor," he said. "Also I know who
the local candidates for the Leg
islature are. But that's all I
ever know about nolltics. Most
of the men I associate with are
tho same. They never read any
thing about what Congress does
or the Legislature. But they seo
everything in the football news
or on the baseball page."
With these easy standards of
civic obllcation existing, it is no
wonder the politicians find it
easy to lead the people around
by tho nose. A man can't Cast
an intelligent ballot merelv bv
reading newspaper headlines or
Pacific officials to give tho valley
mills n creat ndvnntncn in
reight rates becauso of a close
irienusnip with certain Individu
als who are heavily interested in
some of the vnllov mills.
Tho deliberate action of tho
Southern Pacific In charging
Portland mills 4 cents a hundred
pounds more than vnllov mills
pay, is viewed as distinctly un-
inonuiy to Jt'orunmi. this charge
Is more than tho Portland mills
con absorb and. therefore thav
cannot compete with tho Valley
mills for tho business which they
devoted years to upbuilding.
it is tho contention of tho
DON'T YOU READ ALMOST DAILY ABOUT BURG
LARS BREAKING INTO SOME HOME, COMMITTING
MURDER AND GETTING AWAY WITH A SACK FULL
OF VALUABLES. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN TO YOU
IF YOUR PAPERS AND VALUABLES ARE IN ONE OF
OUR SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. BURGLARS HAVE
A WAY OF "SPOTTING" THE HOUSE WHERE VALU
ABLES ARE KEPT AND THAT IS THE HOUSE THEY
WE CHARGE ONLY $2.00
POSIT' BOX FOR ONE YEAR.
AND RENT ONE.
FOR A SAFETY DE
BE A CAREFUL MAN
listening to scraps of talk. Let'portlnnd mllta Tt 1 a he Valto?
him reflect that inefficient gov-."Tn .vTS
ernment adds more to the cost taxes other exnonses ami
of livinc than all the unlust ex- ol"5r-cx."0U8es'.in
actions" of the trusts.' These .""i" l5
men in nubile ofllce nro his'; " i"I ut 1 luwur l,r,cu
aeents. nald bv him to do his ser
The Best Groceries
For. Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
MONEY TO LOAN
on Improved farms and city
property, call at my ofilce 32
East 8th Ave. Eueene. or call
7Gtf F. J. BERGER.
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Eto.
LOST Friday, in Springfield,, a
black and white dog, Answers
to "Duke." Call 20F4, Eugene.
parity rate, but are helpless with
Thus far tho only excuse of
me soutnern Pacific for the ex
cessive rate is that Portland
mills have available water com
petition, which the Valley mills
do not. Portlanders point out
the water advantagge' ceases the
! moment they have orders for
; Northern California, for Mm
fcnek haul, from bay points, is so
high that the Valley mills again
have the advantage.
Salem. Nov. IR. Sliininw
Home Telenhone with central
buildhiK at Florence and 75 miles
livivuiiN ur 'iweive neau of n 7"
cattle on hill ranch south of """S ?,l"c epnono Co
Standard Oil Co.. hnilllncr iio
tributing station at Hepptter.
town. Owner should claim
the same and nav nasturntro
within one week or the nni-L 0""age or rreight cars for
m!tam b7wi fn Se ij" Ume In sovenil yoan. Good
-.E22ft. J,W.MACIIEN.e,SBnuena vista-Hop acreage
LOST Pocket book with check , ,beInS extended and iew' dry
book and papers of value to bouses building,
owner. Please leave at TheL Por"a"d school levy reduced
News ofilce. 82 lfr0IU seven mills to G.G.
luano-uregon i'ower Co. plans
lines to Halfway, Cornucopia
Portland Chamber of Com
merce may divert half its $200,-
,uuw iui:uiiiu to promoung factor
LOST An arrow head
fob on Main street,
leave at News office.
MUST SELL ON ACCOUNT OF
sickness, Lots 8, 9, and 10, in'
tlon to Springfield, Oregon, at jlcost.
a sacrifice. I will be In Pnrf
land 15 days, and any letter
a'ddressed to me at 202 Wilcox
Bldg., Portland, Oregon, will
receive prompt attention,
Make me an offer. D. S. Mas
FOR SALE Good stump puller.
Springfield Flour Mills. 82-3
FOR-SALE Slightly used elec
trie vacuum sweeper. Terms
to suit. Leave word at News
KOR SAEE-Wagon and ha.
v K Hinn - nli rill ux m , .
uiCTu. ; "-Avail ul iucw
land drainage district bonded
J. H. BOWER
831 Willamette St. Euoene, Oregon
J,b7.i'U'!" P'14 f u' Sun
loCMI BilCt m(i.quli.d
ictfil IhoM pldUrb,(iicbil
pilot comnj.iciil life. Th
.nd ppolnlm.nt, ir,!d,
13 CWI Sfi.lt 'En.lnIlaaV
Iiltrc'"i 1 1 ..., 0 tnt,
i rwM ffSfti ouR qroceries
Jf mliU U Iai nrc fa,nous for QuaMty and
'U j lf- wo 8,lV0 vou money on
By ajHKTjrjPFI 8011 Dependable Coffees and
tUtjte dependable which we sell.
iisHJa Nice & Mi,Ier
M CSbLI Oi Commercial Stnto Rank
n Phono 9
I FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus - .. . . $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts and Time Certificates
The ...... i W. F. WALKER
Springfield Garage) funedector
H. SANDGATHE 0flce Phono 62' f.'eldenc 67-J
, t Weat Main 8t.
Repairing a-Specialty HameSS, SllOeS, Gl0V6S
Main, bot. Fourth and Fifth. I'bono 11 ' M"v,JlJ ulu,uo
sprinqfield - oreqon Harness and Shoes
.... Repaired at
l onice Ninth ami J'carl Ht. TcicpnoncHM lrlf f-f a vne 9Knn
DK M.Y.SHAFFR,D.V. S. ahP
VETERINARY 8URGEON Q
AND DENTI8T -
suito 2. Phono 888, EUGENE, onu Jidwards &Brattaii
Residence over Dodge's Store For Farm and City Property
' Exchanges a Specialty
O. R. GllUion, M.D. Springfield . Oregon
Practice Limited tl PhonB 30
Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat. , ,
Graduale Nurso Attending CAREFUL, CONSCIENTIOUS
306, White Temple, Eugene. Tjg W fc m m tLtmm
HERBERT E. WALKER DR. J. E. RICHMOND '
' ' NJ!1WY ' PHONES-Offlce, 3j Re.ldence, iiW.
PVBL,C ' ' OveCbmmefcial lank,"
Office In City Hall, Qprlnufleld, Ore, Springfield, Oregon.